In this third designer spotlight the UK-based designer Lee Broom. Broom recently opened his first store during the London Design Festival. The ‘Electra House’ presents the complete range of lightning and furniture in unexpected ways. Broom started out in theatre school, which adds his feeling for drama in his designs. I couldn’t keep his designs all for myself, so on this Thursday – from London with love – designer Lee Broom.
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]room’s vision on design started on the age of 17, when he won a fashion design competition, which led to a meet with Vivienne Westwood. Working at Vivienne Westwood created his passion for British manufacturing. That process is now part of his philosophy. Combined with his sense of drama and fashion know-how got him to design over 40 retail, restaurant and bar interiors. He won more than 20 awards including the ELLE Decoration British Design Awards of 2012 for his Crystal Bulb – which is one of my personal favorites.
The fact that he first researches the manufacturing techniques makes him in my eyes a great designer with a booming skill pack. But enough with words enjoy the visuals of his work!
– Carousel, inspired by the merry-go-round ride of a traditional British fairground –
Lee Broom in his first store ‘Electra House’
– Parq Life collection from walnut veneer and brass –
A collaboration with Deadgood for Clerkenwell Design Week in 2011
– Clear Crystal Bulb with golden pendant, encrypted with his logo –
The Crystal Bulb is my favorite! Broom took an old light bulb and turned it into a beautiful lightning piece.
The pattern of the crystal is inspired by traditional whiskey glasses. A single bulb is sophisticated, but the charm grows when combined.
I spotted them in the Vitra stand, on the Woonbeurs 2013 in Amsterdam!
Photo by Johan Hazenbroek LABEL1114.nl
– Frosted Crystal Bulb and Clear Crystal Bulb on the Parq Life coffee table –
– Electric Louis, neo neon, part of a limited edition of 25 –
– Fulcrum Candlestick, a play on the concept of pivots and supports –
– Ballantine’s Ritual –
A brilliant collaboration between Lee Broom and international Scotch wiskey brand ‘Ballantine’s 12 Year Old’.
Cheers to the awesome Lee Broom!